Rousuck's Review: "In the Blood" at Fells Point Corner Theatre
It's Thursday and time for another of theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck's weekly reviews of the Maryland stage. Today, she spotlights In the Blood, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks’ 1999 urban retelling of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, in a new production by Fells Point Corner Theatre.
A compelling look at motherhood, race and poverty, In the Blood (a finalist for the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama) asks audiences to reexamine their roles in the oppression of marginalized groups. Mari Andrea Travis directs FCPT's dramatic ensemble, featuring Dawn Taylor as "Hester," with Tina Canady, Adam Cooley, Christian Gonzalez, Betse Lyons, and Justin Price.